Fantastic news this morning – Newbold Spirit has just received word that we’ve become triple silver medallists at the @theiwsc 2020 awards. Wow!!
We couldn’t be more pleased because IWSC judges are world-renowned experts from across the global spirits trade. Many judges are also distillers themselves, providing a unique opportunity for independent peer feedback.
IWSC use the ‘double-blind’ method, which means samples are tasted in pre-poured numbered glasses to ensure our experts never see a bottle. Each spirit is judged by a whole panel in sync, allowing for group discussions so, we are delighted with this amazing achievement in our first year of trading.
Our award-winning London Dry Gin received a whopping 92-point score, just 3 points off a gold medal. The judges commented, “Newbold London Dry Gin is an accomplished spirit with good balance, strong character and good complexity. A classic example of its style, delicate on the nose with layers of fresh herbs filling the senses. The palate is wonderfully dry, crisp and well-integrated.”
In addition, our Spiced Rum and soon to be released Dark Rum also delighted the judges receiving 90 points and 91 points respectively. They commented as follows, “Newbold Dark Rum is bright and fragrant with intense notes of orange peel, tropical fruit and oak. Rich and complex with a long dry finish.”
Our ethos at Newbold Spirit is to ensure our spirits resonate with good times. We simply want our refreshing take on your favourite drinks to be synonymous with the making of great, fun memories. So, it is fantastic to receive such resounding feedback from the IWSC judges as we now move forward with the next stage of our journey.
Thanks to everyone who has been part of our journey over the past 10 months especially, all of our customers and supporters.